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Wm. E. Russel School
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 William E. Russell School (Elementary)

750 Columbia Road, Dorchester
Built 1903
James Mulcahy, Architect

William E. Russell (1857-1896) was an American Lawyer and political leader. Russell was born at Cambridge, Mass. and was educated in the Cambridge Public Schools, Harvard University and Boston University Law School. Russell served as Mayor of Cambridge and Governor of Massachusetts (1890-1892). He died while on a fishing trip in Canada.

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What's In a Name? Names of Boston's Schools: Their Origin. Boston: School Volunteers for Boston and the Boston Public Schools, 1980.


For a pdf version of an article on the Russell School by Anthony Sammarco published in the Dorchester Community News in the 1990s, Click here.


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